Prince Fielder: is this home run slugger destined for the Hall of Fame? If his past is any indication of what his future may hold, I would say yes! His powerful performances as a power hitter has many teams thinking about acquiring his special skills for this season or the next. Where ever he ends up we know he has already surpassed many other players in career hits and is on his way to superstar status. timbertech
While Fielder has always been a great hitter there has long been a rumor concerning Prince Fielder that as a boy of only 12 he hit a home run into the upper deck at Tiger Stadium when his father, Cecil Fielder, played for Detroit. This popular urban legend however is not true and was cleared up by Prince during a 2007 interview with Fox Sports saying it “just went over the fence”. Still, at 12 and already showing great promise!
This left handed slugger ranks second in the National League as of this writing for the 2010 season. In this writers opinion he will eventually be a shoe in for the Hall of Fame if his career continues as well as it has begun. Fielder was the youngest player to date to reach the 50 Home Run Club which he accomplished in 2007. Fielder shares this exceptional honor with the likes of Babe Ruth (the ‘founder’ of the club), Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle, all ‘Hall of Famers’ just to name a few.
Fielders other accomplishments include 2005-PCL Player of the Week Nashville, Baseball America Triple-A All-Star, 2006-Brewers Top Newcomer Award, 2007-Hank Aaron Award, All-Star, Player of the Month, Player of the Week, and Silver Slugger, 2009- Brewers MVP and All-Star. In 2009 he was the only player in the entire Major Leagues to appear in each of his team’s games. Prince was also the first Brewer to win the Home Run Derby which he did in 2009.
Consistency and sheer power are what make Prince Fielder such an extraor